Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme,...

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PwC maintains commitment to recruit young talent to its Bristol office as it looks beyond Covid

September 24, 2020
PwC maintains commitment to recruit young talent to its Bristol office as it looks beyond Covid

Global accountancy group PwC has taken on 44 new graduate and school leaver recruits in the West of England as it continues to grow its presence across the region. The new joiners will be based in PwC’s Bristol office, although owing to the ongoing pandemic they will be onboarded virtually. ...

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Lawyers from TLT act on pioneering £30m solar portfolio refinancing

September 24, 2020
Lawyers from TLT act on pioneering £30m solar portfolio refinancing

A multi-disciplinary team from TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has advised on funding for a major solar power scheme that used a pioneering financing method. Innova Energy secured £30m of debt funding from NatWest to finance the mixed portfolio of UK rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV1 (photovoltaic) projects...

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Bristol Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

September 23, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

The window for claiming the second grant under the self-employed income support scheme opened on August 17 and closes on October 19. Traders do not have to have claimed the first grant in order to qualify for the second, but their business must have been adversely affected by Covid-19 on or after July...

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Bishop Fleming aiming for hat-trick in national payroll industry awards

September 23, 2020
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Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming’s payroll team are in the running for three prestigious national industry awards – going one better than last year. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, was shortlisted twice in the 2019 National Annual Excellence Awards.  The much sought-after awards, which are...

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Colston Hall raises curtain on new name as ‘symbol of hope’ for city

September 23, 2020
Colston Hall raises curtain on new name as ‘symbol of hope’ for city

The new name for Bristol’s iconic Colston Hall was revealed this week in a live-streamed event. The historic music venue will now be known as Bristol Beacon – a name its operator Bristol Music Trust described as “a symbol of hope and community”. The new name has been adopted...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to...

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Bristol Business Blog: Nigel Phillips, managing director, Westgate IT. Going completely Cloud – a client case study

September 22, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Nigel Phillips, managing director, Westgate IT. Going completely Cloud – a client case study

The challenge  Our client presented a challenge to Westgate’s Bristol team that came about due to the pandemic and the difficulties faced with communication and access for multiple team members remotely. They decided that they would no longer need such a large office space to work in and that...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture...

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